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Manchester Airport saw passenger numbers grow by four per cent in March, compared with the same month last year, as nearly two million people passed through the region’s busiest airport.

March saw 1,988,233 passengers use the airport’s three terminals. That means 27,882,845 passengers have flown in and out of the airport during the last financial year – a 6.4% increase on 2016/2017.

As the busy summer season starts, Jet2 passengers travelling to and from Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma and Tenerife are reminded that from today (11th April) their flights will operate from Terminal Two.

In March, Primera Airlines announced that it will launch flights to Malaga for winter 2018 starting in October.

Meanwhile, construction on the transformation programme continues at pace. March saw the installation of the sixth tower crane on the site that is helping to build the multi-storey car park, and work on the pier and terminal link is rapidly advancing.

It’s expected that passengers will be using these areas in one year’s time.

Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said: “It’s been another busy month for Manchester Airport with the start of the Easter getaway,” adding: “We’re looking forward to our busiest ever summer!”

March saw over 15,000 take offs and landings, and the airport’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people within a two-hour drive time.

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